Tension

BP Ramps Up Two Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Projects

BP plc has ramped up production from the Dorado and King South projects in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) as subsea tiebacks to its existing Marlin Tension Leg Platform (TLP) infrastructure, which is located about 125 miles southeast of New Orleans.

May 6, 2009

Supplier, End-User Disconnect Centers on Price, GasMart Panel Says

It’s the price, stupid! At least that seemed to be the underlying theme and tension for a supplier/marketer/end-users discussion of demand-side issues facing gas purchasers at GasMart 2008 in Chicago last Wednesday.

May 26, 2008

Disconnect Between Suppliers, End-Users Centers on Price, GasMart Panel Says

It’s the price, stupid! At least that seemed to be the underlying theme and tension for a supplier/marketer/end-users discussion of demand-side issues facing gas purchasers at GasMart 2008 in Chicago Wednesday.

May 22, 2008

Neptune’s Pontoon Repair Pushes Start-Up to Late 2Q2008

After discovering “structural anomalies” in late March at its oil and natural gas Neptune tension leg platform (TLP) in the Gulf of Mexico, BHP Billiton said it is performing remediation work to reinforce certain structural components in the hull’s pontoons.

May 12, 2008

Neptune’s Pontoon Repair Pushes Production Start-Up to Late 2Q2008

After discovering “structural anomalies” in late March at its oil and natural gas Neptune tension leg platform (TLP) in the Gulf of Mexico, BHP Billiton said Monday it is performing remediation work to reinforce certain structural components in the hull’s pontoons.

May 6, 2008

‘Anomalies’ in Neptune Deepwater Hull Delay Start-Up

Australian producer BHP Billiton has begun assessing how to repair its Neptune tension leg platform (TLP) in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) after discovering “structural anomalies” last week.

March 25, 2008

Shell’s Mars Platform Producing 20% over Pre-Katrina Rates

Shell Exploration & Production Co. said last week that the Mars Tension Leg Platform (TLP) is currently producing 190,000 boe/d (gross), which is a 20% increase over pre-Katrina rates. As announced in late May, the Mars TLP resumed production ahead of schedule earlier this summer and was even producing slightly above its pre-Katrina rates in July (see NGI, May 29).

September 11, 2006

Shell’s Mars Platform Producing 20% over Pre-Katrina Rates

Shell Exploration & Production Co. said Wednesday that the Mars Tension Leg Platform (TLP) is currently producing 190,000 boe/d (gross), which is a 20% increase over pre-Katrina rates. As announced in late May, the Mars TLP resumed production ahead of schedule earlier this summer and was even producing slightly above its pre-Katrina rates in July (see Daily GPI, May 23).

September 7, 2006

Shell Resumes Mars Production, Full Flows Expected by End of June

Shell Exploration & Production Co. reported it has resumed partial production flows from its Mars Tension Leg Platform (TLP), the largest producing platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The platform was shut-in due to damage from Hurricane Katrina last August.

September 7, 2006

Gas Futures Break Above Recent Range as Crude Hits All-Time High

Continued strength from the tension-filled petroleum sector combined with warmer than normal temperatures in the southern regions of the U.S. worked to buoy natural gas futures Tuesday as May natural gas finally broke out of its recent $6.65-7.65 trading range. Following a high of $8.10 in afternoon trading, the prompt month went on to settle at $8.008, up 43.1 cents on the day, bringing the week’s two-day total gain to 87.3 cents.

April 19, 2006
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